LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY IN SITUS INVERSUS TOTALIS – A CASE REPORT

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Dr Rohit Phadnis Dr. U Sowmya

Abstract

Background: Situs inverses totalis is a rare congenital anomaly with transposition of major organs to opposite side of the body. Due to atypical clinical presentation and due to contra lateral presence of the gall bladder, it causes clinical challenge to operate with complete reorientation of anatomy. Visual motor skills are particularly tested when it comes to lapararoscopy. 


Case: A 25 year, lady presented with left hypochondriac pain and diagnosed as calculus cholecystitis with situs inverses total is. After ruling out associated anamolies patient underwent elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 


Discussion: Around 60 cases of situs inverses total is with cholecystectomy have been reported till date. These cases cause technical and visuo-motor difficulty due to contra lateral deposition of gall bladder in left hypochondrium during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Consumption of extra time also been reported during calot’s dissection, as it’s like operating on a mirror image. 


Conclusion: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the gold standard treatment for cholelithiasis, is a feasible option even in cases with SIT; in the hands of good experienced, ambidextrous laparoscopic surgeons.

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Phadnis, D. R., & Sowmya, D. U. (2019). LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY IN SITUS INVERSUS TOTALIS – A CASE REPORT. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 3(10). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v3i10.586
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